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Google Reportedly Exploring Options To Enable Crypto On Digital Cards

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), a multinational technology corporation known for its suite of internet services, is reportedly taking strategic inroads to the crypto space, through its recent partnerships formed with Coinbase and BitPay that would enable new functionalities for Google Pay, its consumer payments division.

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25% of US Adults Plan to Start Investing in Crypto, Survey Shows

A U.S. consumer survey shows that 25% of respondents who currently do not own cryptocurrency plan to start investing in crypto. “2021 was a good year for crypto. Of the respondents that own crypto, more than half reported that they had just started investing in the space within the last year.”

18 JANUARY 2022

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China preps infrastructure for state-backed NFTs

China’s state-backed network won’t be compatible with external NFTs.

15 JANUARY 2022

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Turkey embraces Bitcoin and Tether as the lira keeps spiraling down

Crypto trading volumes using the lira reached a 15-month high as Turks race to get rid of their national currency.

13 JANUARY 2022

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Tonga to copy El Salvador bill making Bitcoin legal tender says former MP

In a ruling that is "almost identical to the El Salvador bill," Tongan bigwig Lord Fusitu'a anticipates that his country could adopt Bitcoin by November.

13 JANUARY 2022

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Thailand government to clear up crypto tax confusion

The Thai revenue department will expedite tax criteria as traders and businesses seek further clarity.

11 JANUARY 2022

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UAE regulators pave way for crypto and blockchain adoption, says legal expert

Legal expert Kokila Alagh shared insights regarding crypto and blockchain regulations in the United Arab Emirates.

10 JANUARY 2022

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Global Central Bank Gold Holdings Rose to 36,000 Tons in 2021, Increase Attributed to Dollar's Decline

The total quantity of gold held in reserves by central banks topped 36,000 tons for the first time since 1990, data from World Gold Council has shown. This increase follows growth in the banks’ reported holdings of the asset by 4,500 tons over the past decade.

5 JANUARY 2022

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NFTs in 2022: From Word of the Year to Mainstream Adoption & New Uses Cases

"We are going to see many more industries start to use NFTs for efficiencies, authentication, and to eliminate rent-seeking middlemen." One of the biggest NFT trends for 2022 will be the growing involvement of big corporations and brands. Industry players almost unanimously estimate that metaverse- or gaming-related NFTs will trend more than any other kind this year. Expect to see more NFT-facing regulation emerging in 2022.

3 JANUARY 2022

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Coinbase Predicts Substantial Growth of Newer L1 Chains & Institutionalization of Regulated DeFi

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is seeing a growing focus on Ethereum competitors, the institutionalization of decentralized finance (DeFi), and non-fungible tokens (NFT).

1 JANUARY 2022

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Korean government tells Apple and Google stores to take down P2E games

The Games Committee has strengthened its stance against P2E games by saying those games should not receive an age rating needed to get listed on app marketplaces.

29 DECEMBER 2021

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Child prodigy with 162 IQ wants cryptocurrency for Christmas and gets it

The 12-year-old Barnaby Swinburn scored 162 on the Mensa IQ test and became a member of the high-IQ society.

26 DECEMBER 2021

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Insiders Predict: NFTs the 'Gateway Drug to Crypto', More Countries May Adopt Bitcoin in 2022

With 2022 fast approaching, more leaders in the crypto space have looked into the crystal ball to try and predict what the new year will bring in terms of new trends, emerging narratives, and regulations around the world.

24 DECEMBER 2021

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SWIFT will test how it might play a role in asset tokenization next year

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is planning to conduct a trial early next year that will see the global payments intermediary explore how it may play a role in the nascent asset tokenization market.

24 DECEMBER 2021

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Banking Giant KB Creates Crypto, NFT & CBDC-compatible Wallets

The South Korean banking giant Kookmin Bank (KB) says it has developed new multi-coin wallets that are capable of storing non-fungible tokens (NFT) and various tokens including central bank-issued coins.

23 DECEMBER 2021

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Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk Raise Concerns Over Web3 as Skepticism About Ownership Grows

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has ignited a debate about web3 after Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized it. Dorsey warned of the risks from centralization, emphasizing that web3 is owned by venture capitalists (VCs), hiding under the premise of decentralization. “I’m concerned to see ‘the industry’ be distracted under false pretenses when we could all be working on things that have a chance at fixing the real issues,” Dorsey wrote.

23 DECEMBER 2021

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Japanese Messaging App Line With 160 Million Users Is Launching An NFT Platform

“NFTs will transform the digital space and innovate the user experience in all areas, such as content, gaming, social and commerce,” said LineNext CEO.

22 DECEMBER 2021

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Visa Partners With 60 Crypto Platforms to Let Consumers Spend Digital Currency at 80 Million Merchants

Visa’s head of crypto has revealed that the payments giant has partnered with about 60 leading crypto platforms “to launch card programs that make it easy for consumers to convert and spend digital currency at 80 million merchant locations worldwide.” He emphasized, “We’ve built a lot of momentum in this space, and we’ll continue to support the crypto ecosystem in several ways.”

22 DECEMBER 2021

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Investor Purchases 330 Adidas NFTs Using Smart Contract - 328 More Than the Cap

Sportswear giant Adidas dropped its non-fungible token (NFT) collection “Into the Metaverse” with 30,000 pieces on Friday - and while the sale was capped at a maximum of two items per person, one user managed to hoover up 330 pieces using a smart contract.

21 DECEMBER 2021

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Stablecoin Flippening: UST Becomes the Biggest Decentralized Stablecoin By Market Cap

UST, one of the stablecoins of the Terra project, has become the largest stablecoin by market capitalization today, after having surpassed its Ethereum-based rival, DAI. UST is now the largest decentralized stablecoin in the market, closing a year of growth for the Terra ecosystem, which is now among the most valuable top ten cryptocurrency projects in the market.

21 DECEMBER 2021

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